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  • The CIA as Organized Crime

  • How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World
  • By: Douglas Valentine
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

The author of three books on CIA operations, Douglas Valentine began his research into the agency's activities when CIA director William Colby gave him free access to interview agency officials who had been involved in various aspects of the Phoenix program in South Vietnam. It was a permission Colby was to regret. The CIA would eventually rescind it and made every effort to impede publication of The Phoenix Program, which documented an elaborate system of population surveillance, control, entrapment, imprisonment, torture, and assassination in Vietnam.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • everything you need to know

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-03-17

A lot of Opinion Very little facts

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Reviewed: 07-11-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Yes clearly the author is a communist, there is a lot to nail the CIA on you did not need to push your worldview. In Vietnam, there was no possibility of a negotiated truce. The Viet Kong - did far more to the people than the CIA ever did ...

Do you think The CIA as Organized Crime needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?


Any additional comments?

Keep it more fact based

1 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • New Deal or Raw Deal?

  • How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America
  • By: Burton Folsom Jr.
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

In this shocking and groundbreaking new book, economic historian Burton Folsom, Jr., exposes the idyllic legend of Franklin D. Roosevelt as a myth of epic proportions. With questionable moral character and a vendetta against the business elite, Roosevelt created New Deal programs marked by inconsistent planning, wasteful spending, and opportunity for political gain---ultimately elevating public opinion of his administration but falling flat in achieving the economic revitalization that America needed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen!

  • By Book and Movie Lover on 06-14-09

Eye Opening

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-09

I cannot believe how little I knew about the great depression. This book told me more about what is going on today than anything you will learn from the news.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful